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Guard Dai Dai Ames shoots a fadeaway against Iowa guard Tony Perkins. K-State fell to the Hawkeyes 91-82 in the first round of the NIT. (Photo courtesy of K-State Athletics)

Men’s basketball concludes season with NIT loss to Iowa Hawkeyes

Khalia Woods, staff writer March 20, 2024
The Wildcats begin and end NIT play in Iowa.
The mens basketball team gathers in a huddle against Iowa State on March 9 as the Wildcats defeated the Cyclones 65-58 at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats keep postseason play alive in the NIT, starting against No. 3 seed Iowa.

K-State men’s basketball makes NIT

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 17, 2024
Wildcats to face Iowa in Iowa City.
Head coach Jerome Tang speaks with guard Tylor Perry before returning to the court in the Big 12 tournament game against Texas. The Wildcats did not make the NCAA tournament, holding a 19-14 record after the conference tournament.

K-State men’s basketball misses NCAA tournament

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 17, 2024
Wildcats misses NCAA tournament, also not named “First Four Out.”
Head coach Jerome Tang answers questions during Big 12 Media Days on Oct. 18, 2023 in Kansas City, Mo. On Thursday, after losing to Iowa State 76-57 in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals, Tang laid out his case for why K-State deserved to be in March Madness. (Archive photo)

Breaking down Jerome Tang’s March Madness case

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 16, 2024
Tang’s March Madness case has validity but is not perfect.
Forward Arthur Kaluma drives to the basket against Iowa State in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals. In K-States 76-57 loss to the Cyclones, Kaluma has 13 points and five rebounds.

K-State suffers 20-turnover loss to Iowa State, Tang still optimistic about tournament bid

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 14, 2024
Wildcats outscored 36-18 in final 16 minutes against Cyclones in pivotal bubble game.
All the way from downtown, guard Tylor Perry impresses head coach Jerome Tang as he sinks a deep 3 to reclaim the lead against Texas with 12:34 left in the second half. K-State held the lead over Texas for all but 28 seconds through the rest of the game, besting the Longhorns 78-74 in the second round of the Big 12 tournament.

Second half comeback against Texas allows K-State season to stay afloat

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 13, 2024
Wildcats come back from 10-point deficit at half against Longhorns.
Guard Tylor Perry dribbles up the court against West Virginia on Feb. 26 in Bramlage Coliseum. Perry will play a crucial role in the Big 12 tournament, starting with Texas on Wednesday.

Know Your Opponent: Big 12 tourney starts with final Texas showdown

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 12, 2024
Wildcats play crucial first tournament matchup in possible Quad 1 win.
Guard Tylor Perry yells with excitement against Iowa State in his final regular season game. Perry had five assists, six points and three rebounds in the 65-58 upset.

Men’s basketball dominates on senior day against No. 6 Iowa State

Khalia Woods, staff writer March 9, 2024
Wildcats defeat Cyclones 65-58 in regular season finale.
Dai Dai Ames shoots a 3-pointer in the game against West Virginia University on Feb. 26, 2024 in Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats beat the Mountaineers in overtime 94-90.

Know Your Opponent: Farmageddon for senior night

Trey Thomas, staff writer March 7, 2024
K-State plays Iowa State in the final regular season game.
Forward Dean Wade shoots a contested jumper in K-State’s 74-67 win over Kansas on Feb. 5, 2019. Wade scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds to break an eight-game losing streak in the Sunflower Showdown.

Wildcats in the Pros: NFL combine stars, Dean Wade’s NBA spectacular

Toby Hammes, staff writer March 7, 2024
K-State football alumni show out at the NFL combine alongside other players taking the next step in their pro careers.
Head coach Jerome Tang shouts at his players during the game against KU. Tang criticized the Wildcats effort in the 90-68 loss.

Tang criticizes effort in blowout loss in Allen Fieldhouse

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 6, 2024
Wildcats fall in devastating 90-68 loss to Kansas in needed victory.
Tylor Perry dribbles the ball against West Virginia Feb. 26 in the Wildcats 94-90 overtime victory. Against Cincinnati on Saturday, Perry topped the scoring chart with 26 points in the Wildcats 74-72 loss.

K-State 13-point comeback fails with late Cincinnati 3-pointer

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 3, 2024
Perry scores 26 in resume-damaging loss to fellow bubble team Bearcats.
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